E.G. art festival opens Saturday


Art teacher Annamarie Zink is encouraging all students to join members of the National Art Honor Society at the Artworks: Eau Gallie’s Fine Arts Festival this weekend.


“Mrs. Rodgby, the Holy Trinity teacher, and I have been in competition for student hours since I’ve participated,”  Zink said. “The winner gets a $300 prize to fund their art program.”


Last year, West Shore tied with Holy Trinity and split the prize.

Junior Sarah Kinsey has entered this year’s competition.


“I feel accomplished to have entered a piece of art that looks good and makes me feel productive and talented,” the NAHS historian said.


Junior and NAHS member Virginia Compton is anxious for the festival to begin.


“I don’t know what I’ll be doing because I’ve never gone to one of these before,” she said. “But I’m excited to enter my pastel piece and see all the other artists.”


The festival will be held in the Historic Eau Gallie Arts District on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Numerous artists will display and work on pieces. Most pieces are on sale, from jewelry to pottery to painting.


“I’m always on my toes about being first, and when more students show up that shows we have a strong art program,” Zink said.


By Maegan Muir